Man Hospitalized After Fireworks Accident in NW Miami-Dade

A man was injured after a firework exploded in his hand. NBC 6's Melissa Adan reports

(Published Monday, Jan. 1, 2018)

A man was rushed to the hospital after he was severely injured in a firework incident at a New Year's party in northwest Miami-Dade.

The incident happened outside a home in the 5000 block of Northwest 186th Street, as New Year's revelers were setting off fireworks in the street.

A man was airlifted to the hospital after he was injured in a fireworks mishap in NW Miami-Dade on New Year's.

(Published Monday, Jan. 1, 2018)

Witnesses said the man, later identified by family members as 25-year-old Orlando Perez, had a firework go off in his hand. The man may have lost some fingers in the blast, the witnesses said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said the man was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where his exact condition was unknown.

Family members said Perez was undergoing surgery Monday afternoon.